- CHS 5 Year Anniversary
This October, CHS will be marking the start of its fifth year of operations!
We have planned a number of activities and events to mark this major milestone and look forward to the opportunity to share the year with our partners, supporters and beneficiaries.
More details to follow.Read More...Please follow and like us:
- World TB Day 2015
World TB Day is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.
It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. With funding from USAID, CHS supports the Ministry of Health’s National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Unit (NTLD-Unit) to expand access to quality-assured TB services in all of Kenya’s Counties and for all forms of TB, through the identification and implementation of evidence-based interventions that support and/or complement the activities of the NTLD-Unit. Read more about the Tuberculosis Accelerated Response and Care activity.Read More...Please follow and like us:
- World AIDS Day 2014
Kenya will join the world in commemorating World AIDS Day on December 1, 2014.
This is a day set aside to reflect on the progress made in the fight against HIV and AIDS and recommit to taking the battle forward. Each county will mark the day at respective venues with the National Event being held in Machakos County.
CHS will support the National Event through its USAID funded TB ARC activity to bring home the linkage between HIV and TB, with special attention to the need for adequate treatment for individuals with TB/HIV co-infection through the use of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT).Read More...Please follow and like us:
- World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations.
It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organisation in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses.Read More...Please follow and like us:
- Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities and organizations every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign serves as platform to offer information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
Breast cancer awareness month is a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for early detection and treatment. In Kenya, breast cancer has been identified as the Number 1 killer of women aged 35-55 years. The women diagnosed in Kenya are said to be much younger than those in developed countries with late diagnosis being the main reason for high mortality.
Know your family medical history to enable you assess risk and seek medical advice and help as appropriate.
Get frequent screenings for cancer to enable early detection and treatment.Read More...Please follow and like us: